Lemon Drops and Chocolate Crostini

31 Jan
Last week I told you about the delicious pot roast we had , but there was a sweeter side to the evening as well.  Friends Sam and Mo never come empty handed and they rounded out our savory feast with lemon drop martinis before dinner and salted dark chocolate crostini after the meal.  While I love a good strong cocktail, I have a not-so-secret soft spot in my heart for all things fruity, sweet and tart and a lemon drop is all of those things.  It was a great way to wet our whistles and get us ready for dinner.

photo by Shawn Poynter

Lemon Drop Martini Recipe


  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite vodka
  • 3/4 ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of simple syrup
  • A lemon twist for garnish


  1. Pour the vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain the liquid into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish the rim with a lemon twist.

photo by Shawn Poynter (click image to head over to Shawn's page)

The crostini were so easy to make- just brush a little olive oil on sliced baguette and bake in a 375 degree oven for 5 minutes to get it crispy, then take the crostini out of the oven, top it with dark chocolate, stick it back in the oven for five minutes or until the chocolate gets nice and melty and then pull them out and sprinkle ’em with sea salt.  I’m a big fan of salt on chocolate, so this was the perfect way to end a meal.


2 Responses to “Lemon Drops and Chocolate Crostini”

  1. mickayla February 1, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    you make me wish i had easy access to cheaper vodka! and an oven! but i could probably do that in a toaster oven, right?

  2. mackeyda February 1, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    You could totally do it in a toaster oven.

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